Moses Mabhida Stadium will host the MTN8 final on Saturday between Cape Town City and SuperSport United. Photo: @MTN8 via Twitter

DURBAN – The pitch at Moses Mabhida Stadium was not damaged despite heavy rains and floods that affected the majority of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Tuesday.

This was confirmed by stadium manager Vusi Mazibuko.

The press conference that was scheduled to take place at the same venue was postponed.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) was supposed to crown the coach and the player of the month for August and September.

The iconic Mabhida Stadium will host the final between Cape Town City and SuperSport United on Saturday. The game will kickoff at 7pm. “The pitch was not affected. The game will go on as planned. There are sections of the stadium that were affected.

“One of the them is the retail stores. Some of them are not operating today and they will open tomorrow. Water entered into their premises.

“There was a lot of water inside the pitch, but our drainage system worked well at night to overcome water on the pitch,” Mazibuko explained.

The Citizens and Matsatsantsa A Pitori will battle it out for R8 million on Saturday. Rain and floods left a lot of damage in many areas of KZN.

“Because of the rain, we also cancelled the MTN8 final activation that was supposed to take place in Umlazi at Mega City.

“We are expecting 25 000 people on match-day. So far, we have sold close to 10 000 tickets. We are still hopeful that we will reach our target because history has shown that people buy ticket on match-day,” Mazibuko elaborated.


Isolezwe, IOL Sport